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Congress: No Paid Leave For You, 255 Paid Days Off For Us In 2016

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at 2016.02.15
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Congress 2016 calendar is out and its sure to piss off any taxpayer who actually works for a living because, for the most part, Congress wont work next year. Well, they will, but on average, only about two days a week.

The calendar is set by the House Majority Leader and the current Majority Leader is Tea Party nutter butter Kevin McCarthy you know, the one who lost the Speakership because of an alleged alliance with a colleague.

Hes still in Congress, though, and hes all but ensuring that they will do even less next year than they did in 2015. They will only work 110 days in 2016. Thats fewer days than most people take off during the year. In 2015, they will have worked a whopping 133 days.

Mediaite put together a list of some of the days off and theyd be funny if our country wasnt at stake:

All of August and October Thats right, they will be off for two entire months. They are all running for reelection, so that explains October, but does the air conditioning not work in the Capitol? Is that why theyre taking August off?

Paul Ryans birthday We know Ryan wants his family time. I guess the entire House will get their family time on January 29th as well.

Election Day I wont begrudge them that, but what about making it a national holiday?

The day after the Super Bowl Hey, most Americans have to work through their tears and hangovers.

Presidents Day Presidents dont even get to take Presidents Day off, do they?

Valentines Day Bad move. Will they spend the day with their wives or their mistresses (or misters)? Its better to send flowers from the safety of the Capitol building.

The week of Memorial Day Because nothing says remember those who gave their lives in service than refusing to give a week in service.

Youd be right if you said that didnt total 255 days off. There are more, including Groundhog Day, Thomas Jeffersons birthday, etc.

If you think Im making this up that Congress cant be this lazy you can download the entire calendar here. I dont recommend reading it, but if you do, the blue days are the days they work.

Featured image via Kevin McCarthy tweet.

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    • Ricardo Rebelo

      They would have to take a lot more days off that those to catch up to Barry Obummer…

      • Gotitbutsmh

        Your ignorance is showing…..

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